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>> police say they never found a gun on the suspect. in this new recording, you can hear the barrage of police gunfire that lasts just a few seconds. [ siren ] >> reporter: you hear the cop cars pealing away. then seconds later, at least a dozen gunshots. that gunfire was over in three seconds. police say four officers discharged their weapons, killing manprit chonna, a man place say stole a car on the belt way and later chased cars ask escaped cops a second time in a wild chase that ended in baltimore. hearing the suv he was driving, rush said past his home. >> must have been about 40 to 50 police cars following this car. the cops are almost slamming into each other, chasing after this guy. >> reporter: and later, that gunfire rang in his ears. >> he heard probably 10, 12 shots go off. >> reporter: police never found a weapon on el cajonna. >> it was like pop, pop.
then pop pop. it was a handgun. >> sounded like a machine gun to you? >> yeah. sounded like a machine gun. >> reporter: wjz found el cajonna had a criminal record. he had been charged in the past with eluding police. four officers who fired their weapons are on administrative leave. and police are not able to say how chonna was able to steal the cop car in the first place. >> reporter: now, the officers who fired their weapons are from anne arundel county and from baltimore county. coming up new at 6:00, we'll tell you what chonna's family is say being all of this. reporting live at city police headquarters, mike hellgren, wjz eyewitness news. >> mike, thank you. the three baltimore county officers who fired their weapons had never shot anyone while on duty before. >> well, for the third day in a row, maryland is talking about this incredible, unusual winter weather. it is a gorgeous way to begin the month of february. and we found plenty of university of baltimore students sitting outside,
taking full advantage of these warm temperatures. it is still about about 25 degrees warmer than normal for this time of year. as we take a live look outside. meteorologist bernadette woods and bob turk are tracking conditions for us. we're going to start inside with bob. >> a lot of people have been telling me, can we just keep this going until spring actually arrives? i think spring has arrived. at least in some neighborhoods. let's take a look at temperatures. we just dropped, actually, to 64. still in the 50s and 60s, east of the mountains. west of us, a little cooler. 48 now in oakland. putake a look at today's high. it got close to a record. officially, we got to 70 degrees this afternoon at the airport for a few minutes. 50 degrees this morning. that's double our average low. the average high, remember, is only 42 degrees. the record, i thought we got close. 2002, 75. and the record low, not that low. 7 in 1965. speak of temperatures --
speaking of temperatures, bernadette woodses has a look at how this january ranks with last january. >> that's right. since we just wrapped up such a warm january, a lot of people are asking questions about that. and that got us back looking at some of the numbers. and this is what we came up with. remember last year when it was so cold? well, here are some of the numbers from last year. average high was -- this year, our average high was about 10 degrees higher, at 47.9 degrees. and this january, only 1.3 inches. whereas, last january, which is les than previous years, even, 10.7 inches of snow. quite a swing from last year to this year. what does february look like? we have the next five days coming up. >> thanks, bernadette. for the firstand only time this year, ravens owner steve bisciotti is speaking out about the painful loss to the patriots and his vision about
going forward. sports director mark viviano has more details on the highly- anticipated news conference. >> among the news conference, steve bisciotti's guarantee that joe flacco and ray rice will be playing for the ravens this coming season. rice is set to become a free agent. and with this meeting by the ravens, comes a week earlier than the ravens had hoped or planned. they hoped to be playing in the super bowl this sunday. the plan now is to make it to the next one. >> the coach, general manager, team president, and team owner, all arriving to answer questions about a ravens' season that ended with such dramatic disappointment in new england. owner steve bisciotti says he is not over the setback yet. but he tells me, he is not mad at ravens' kicker billy cundiff, whose missed field goal ended his team's chances in the final seconds. >> inopportune things like that killed these guys. and i die with them.
i don't lash out. it's just not, you know -- it's just different. you end up caring for these guys. you know how much time and effort they put in. and it breaks your heart that somebody has got to be the goat. >> reporter: another player considered a goat is receiver lee evans, who failed to secure what would have been a go ahead touchdown. gm ozzie newsome met with him after the game. >> time heals. the thing that not only lee but for us, that you have to come to realize, how hard it is just to get back to that point. to get back to the afc championship game. to get back to the student opportunity to have a chance to win it. it's really, really hard. >> and because it is so hard, i asked ozzie newsome how much longer he wants to be the general manager of the ravens? he says he loves his job. he wants to win two or three super bowls before he considers stepping aside. newsome does say the priorities for the ravens coming up this
season, offensive line, and receivers. we'll have more from today's press conference, coming up later. back to you for now. >> owner bisciotti tells us he has no plans to watch the super bowl. mitt romney draws criticism today, following his decisive victory in the florida primary. he told reporters he is not concerned about the very poor because the system will take care of them. he says instead he worries about americans caught in the middle. romney, gingrich and ron paul all have appearances in nevada today. governor o'malley asks the president to approve higher taxes. the governor praised the economic progress. and as political reporter pat warren explains to us, marylanders will have to do more. >> reporter: governor o'malley tells maryland lawmakers, the state needs to raise taxes. the state of the state is strong, he says, but too many people continue to search for work. >> this is why i am asking
everyone to do more. >> reporter: his jobs creation plan is pouched in a gas tax increase that will fund construction projects to put people to work. he also wants to double the flush tax to protect the bay and raise income taxes on people who make more than $100,000 a year. >> now, look. i know that every family is still feeling the effects of this recession. the people i serve are the people that you serve. i know this is a very, very difficult ask. but nobody else is going to do this for us. except for us. >> reporter: republican lawmakers say the state shouldn't be doing it at all. >> the governor can't have it both ways. he uses words to talk about increased jobs. and yet on the other hand, he's got proposal after proposal, raising tax after tax. >> there's a lot of people in this room on both sides of the aisle who are very disgusted with this governor right now. >> reporter: although the
governor enjoys a party majority in the general assembly, there are likely to be some changes to his plans before they come to a final vote. reporting from the house of delegates, i'm pat warren. now back to you on tv hill. >> the governor also urged lawmakers to pass his bill, allowing same-sex couples to marry. air a family who lost their son in a deadly accident is now fighting. >> reporter: the parents of nathan crasnipolar say they want to keep dangerous drivers offer the roads. the johns hopkins student died when he was run over by a car. the 82-year-old said she saw him but forgot he was there. now, his family is testifying against a proposed bill that would extend driver's license renewals and eye exams from 5 to 8 years. they are asking the legislature to reject the bill. they argue it would increase the number of competent drivers on the road. >> wjz spoke with crasnipolar
today. we'll have much more on them coming up at 6:00. a gas leak brings hazmat crews to baltimore. bge was working to fix the line in the 3400 block of park heights avenue today. the gas appeared to be leaking from a manhole cover. there are no reports of injury or impact to the surrounding area. tonight, the music world is mourning the loss of legendary soul train creator, don cornelius. gigi barnett has reaction to his sudden death. >> don cornelius was a pioneer in the music industry. today, police confirm that the creator of soul train took his own life. >> reporter: at magic 99.9 f.m., the phone line is lit with callers, looking to share their memories of soul train creator, don cornelius. >> i can't even wrap my head around that. it's unbelievable. >> because he's always been
here. >> i couldn't decide whether i wanted to be a soul train dancer, or a singer or a soul train host. >> reporter: for 35 years, he created a musical journey into love, peace and soul. police have ruled his death this morning a suicide. >> stunned. stunned. i couldn't get myself together. i found out when i got here this morning. >> reporter: long-time baltimore dj, tim walts knew -- watts knew cornelius well. he said he was a pioneer. >> in the '70s and '80s, he was it. that was the only place we could see it. we would turn it on saturday afternoon, and we were like one big community. >> reporter: they opened the mikes once again to honor the creator of a show, now long gone. >> he represents a generation that will never come back. just don't think of the world without him in it. >> reporter: and detectives have not yet found a suicide
note. they are talking to cornelius's relatives about his mental state. kai, back to you. >> gigi, thank you. soul train went off the air in 2006. but the series sparked several other shows, including the soul train music awards. and still ahead on wjz eyewitness news at 5:00. birth control that doesn't work. the frightening reason a popular birth control pill is being recalled. the first appearance for a teacher accused of abusing dozens of students. the order of the judge. desire and an upscale restaurant. i'm adam may. how one of the victims fought back, coming up. it feels like may, instead of february. bob has more on the warmup in his updated forecast. ,,,,,,
two women are threatened and robbed outside of a popular restaurant, in an upscale baltimore neighborhood. tonight, the attack has the entire roland park community on edge. wjz is live in north baltimore. adam may is at the scene with the latest from police. adam? >> reporter: well, mary, a crime like this is very unusual for roland park. and police want to make sure they do everything possible to make sure it doesn't happen again. >> reporter: near the end of the dinner rush tuesday, at petite louis, an upscale bistro in the heart of roland park. two women in the parking lot claim they were robbed by a man claiming to have a gun. >> i believe he said, if you don't want to get shot, give me your purse. >> reporter: the man got away with one, but the woman refused to hand hers over. >> and the suspect appeared to run off. >> we do not urge people to confront suspects. just do what they ask. >> reporter: some got a text message, alerting them to the crimes. >> reporter: wjz also counted at least half a dozen police
cars, patrolling the area. driving by petite louis, driving by wednesday. >> are you pleased with the way police are responding to this? or do you think more needs to be done? >> i feel very safe in this neighborhood. but from what i read in the paper and hear in the news, i don't feel confident about the city police department in general. >> reporter: these roland park residents say other crimes, plus a sexual assault in the area a few years ago, have changed their habits. >> i didn't used to be. but just a gut feeling. >> reporter: police point out that violent crime has escalated. police are checking surveillance cameras in the area, hoping to have caught an image. and i should point out that there are officers here once again, watching this parking lot, during petite louis's dinner rush tonight. reporting live, i'm adam may. >> neither victim was hurt in the attack. if you're waiting for someone to get home from work,
let's check on the roads with kristy breslin at wjz traffic control. hi, kristy. hi, kai. hi, everyone. it may be busy for them if they're tramping on the harrisburg expressway. in that northbound direction, we're seeing delays there from shawan road to belfast. as far as the beltway itself goes, stop and go there, from the harrisburg expressway around perring parkway. west side inner loop, also seeing some activity there. southbound 95, slow 395 there to the 895 split. and as far as accidents go, old bosley road at tot spring avenue. sinclaire lane at moravia road. and finally, orleans street at north washington. now, let's take a live look, sky eye chopper 13 as you can see over the fort mchenry tunnel. it is moving a bit slow. we had an earlier disabled vehicle in that left tube there. they're working on getting that cleared off. and that should also take away that entire delay. this traffic report is brought to you by pizza bolis.
introducing the new five burrows pizza. get a large cheese for only $9, only at pizza bolis. back to you. hollywood legend carrie fisher is in town, starring in her show called wishful thinking. when the show start, she's in her pajamas. and the audience is in for quite a surprise down celebrity lane. >> we have debbie and eddie. >> reporter: carrie fisher sets the stage by talking about her famous parents, debbie reynolds and eddie fisher. he left her mom for elizabeth taylor, a huge scandal, which she quickly brings home for the audience. >> think of debbie as jennifer aniston, him as brad pitt, and her as angelina jolie. >> if you're only as sick as your secrets, i'm fine now. all right? i shouldn't be fine. >> carrie fisher spoke with me
at the hippodrome, where she's performing through next week. >> and it is fun to connect with people. sort of what you want to do is talk to the best part of them from the best part of yourself. >> reporter: fisher, of course, talks about the mania surrounding her role as princess laya, and all of the by-products of it. >> i was a soap. a soap. which read lather up with leah, and you will feel like a princess yourself. >> if that was a flattering hair style, you would see it. i now get awards all the time for being mentally ill. >> reporter: fisher then delves into her battle with depression, using humor, of course, and the audience. >> i quiz them as to determine whether or not they're mentally ill. because we throw people out if they are. which means i'm thrown out. if my life wasn't funny, it would just be true. and sad.
it's really unacceptable. >> i was just laughing through that whole interview. you may have noticed that carrie looks different from the video of the show i had in my piece. well, she's a spokesperson for jenny craig and she's lost about 50 pounds. she looks amazing. wishful thinking runs through february 12th. tickets are still available. >> i'll always have that princess leah image in my head with those little things on the side. >> i know. i love that, but i think she's so sick of talking about it, right? >> absolutely. but she is a funny lady. >> very cool. very cool. amazing weather. looks like it's going to stay on the mild side, at least a little longer. barometer holding steady. come back and take a look at the slight chance of rain and slightly cooler temperatures right after this. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
( susan ) so what are you gonna get me for valentine's day ? ( seth ) wouldn't you like to know ? something sparkly ? maybe. something sweet ? mmm... let's just say it's a surprise. the helzberg diamonds gift box. diamond heart pendant and godiva chocolate gems. i love you. you do ? pretty amazing stuff. lots of folks. very, very unusually warm. yes, last few days, we have been crazy. running 20, 25. even though it's 30 degrees above normal in some spots.
we got up to 72 degrees this afternoon. not the record. but pretty close. actually, the record in 2002 was 75. yeah. still 68 in patuxent. amazing. 60 in ocean city. we're down to 64. 48 out in oakland. there is a bit of cooler air starting to move in tonight. and we'll be dropping back into the 40s and 50s. and there are also some clouds that will start moving in. maybe a little rain late tonight and tomorrow morning. and that's about it, really. 65, annapolis. 66, kent island. a little cooler, rock hall. and 61, by the bay there. west winds now at 16. they have been a little gusty now this afternoon, up to 15, 20, 25 miles an hour. they will be calming down tonight. south and southwest winds kept the warm air coming in. there is a front that is going to come through the area this evening. and temperatures will go back down, maybe 10 or 15 degrees from where they were today. but that's still running, at least 10 degrees above normal. here's the front. kind of see it swinging through
the region. had that sprinkle of rain this morning. it's kind of dried up. there is a batch of rain across the carolinas. we might see a little late tonight, early in the morning. otherwise, look for partly cloudy skies. temperatures tomorrow, drop back into the low to mid-50s. still well above average. a little cooler for friday and into the weekend. looks like this high moves off. another system coming in from the west. may bring us just a chance of shower activity later in the weekend. but temperatures will be getting back down. a little closer to normal. mid to upper 40s for saturday and sunday. but still running above average. so friday looks like a nice day coming up. and tomorrow, maybe should morning showers possible. 41, the bay temps come up a little bit on the bay. northwest winds on the bay, 5 to 10 knots. and the small craft advisory will be lifted shortly at 6:00 p.m. sunrise, may not see that at 7:13. sunset, 5:20. looks like a beautiful sunset really. tonight, then, clouds moving in
late tonight. could be a bit of rain, mainly, i think, south of washington. our low, which is our normal high, of 42 degrees. tomorrow, a little morning rain. i mean, early in the morning. clouds break. sunshine. it will be cooler. but 54 degrees is nothing to sneeze at. and it is groundhog day. >> yeah. >> they're expecting cloudy skies up in punxsutawney. what that means? nothing as far as this is concerned. >> exactly. there's no science in that? >> all right. thanks. it already feels like baseball season, as you can imagine. so it's the perfect time for the orioles to start preparing for spring training. wjz was at camden yards today, as the o's packed their equipment trucks. they'll head down to sarasota, florida, for the team's workout. the first spring training game will be march 15th. i will make my bid. >> that is so nice. the hope for another season. >> uh-huh. >> a good season this time. still ahead on wjz's eyewitness news at 5:00.
the dangers of too much sugar. why one group is claiming it is just as bad as alcohol and cigarettes. signs of an environmental disaster. oil begins spreading from italy's wrecked cruise ship. why crews can't do anything to stop it. jury deliberations are under way in a capital murder case in which a maryland correctional officer was brutally killed within prison walls. i'm weijia,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
it's 5:29. 64 degrees. with a few clouds. significant clouds, infact. good evening. thank you for staying with wjz eyewitness news. here are some of the stories people are talking about tonight. the hands of a jury. a man charged with murdering a maryland corrections officer is waiting to learn his fate. wjz is live. weijia jiang was in court for the closing arguments. >> reporter: the jury started deliberating this afternoon. and if they find the defendant guilty, then they'll decide whether he will pay for the crime with his own life. >> reporter: an anne arundel county jury is combing through mounds of evidence to find out if 32-year-old lee teachers stabbed a correctional officer to death. it was july 2006, when 42-year- old corporal david mcginn's blood was splattered over the house of correction in jessop. >> it saddens us to have to stand and say that we told you so.
>> reporter: violence has plagued the facility for years. and they were driven to shut it down in 2007. prosecutors say stevens, then this man, lamarque harris, organized an attack with a home made knife because he was a by- the-book guard who got in their way. they showed graphic evidence. a tin cup, covered in mcginn's blood, found in stevens bin. >> prosecutors each brought in met -- even brought in metal bars to show how easy it was to jam the locks and get out. but stevens' lawyer argued it could have been any of the inmates nearby and said the blood ended up on serl people. he said -- several people. he said it was chaos, a contaminated crime scene and contaminated investigation. >> reporter: the judge issued a gag order.
so family members are not even allowed to talk until it is over. reporting live from annapolis, weijia jiang. >> harris, the codefendant, was found not competent to stand trial. he'll have another competency hearing in april. oil begins to spread off italy's coast. vic is in the newsroom, with the fears of environmental disaster. >> reporter: china authorities are trying to assess how serious and extensive this is. the ship contains about 520,000 gallons of heavy fuel and other pollutants. those chemicals could damage the surrounding water, which is home to dolphins, whales ask other marine life. authorities are hoping to pump fuel from the ship. but due to bad weather, that operation is suspended again. >> divers ended their search for bodies yesterday because the conditions are -- were too dangerous. so far, 17 people are confirmed dead. the california schoolteacher, accused of taking bizarre photos of his students, appears in court.
edward lawrence appears for we'll. the judge ruled to significantly increase bail. >> reporter: bail is now set at $23 million for mark burn. $1 million for each of his alleged victims. the former los angeles elementary schoolteacher is accused of committing lewd acts against two dozen children. burn simply said yes, i do, when asked if he understood the charges he faces. he did not enter a plea. the alleges are that he blindfolded students, and put live roaches on their face. he also fed them bodily fluids with a spoon. investigators say he told them it was a game. >> all of the allegations are that this happened in the school, in the classroom. >> reporter: the alleged crimes happened in 2005. and the ages of the victims range from 7 to 10. none reported what was happening. >> reporter: an employee at a
photo shop alerted authorities to questionable pictures. >> it's an outrage for something like this to go on in our schools, undetected. >> reporter: police kept burn under surveillance and uncovered more than 400 pictures that helped them build their case. officers arrested him at his home monday. investigators are trying to identify 10 more children in the photographs and say there could be more victims. in los angeles, edward lawrence, wjz eyewitness news. >> mark burn faces life in prison if convicted. parents at the school say they're angry no one told them about the investigation. police say they had to keep the case quiet while they searched for evidence. >> reporter: the death toll rises in florida's fatal highway pileup. police say an 11th body was pulled from a pickup truck, days after the crash on interstate 75, near gainesville. fog and smoke reduced visibility along the highway before the collision on sunday. at least 18 others were hospitalized. well, several amtrak passengers are hurt when their train smashes into a semi truck in
michigan. the amtrak train was on its way to chicago, when people on board felt the abrupt collision. police say they felt it crash. and at least three train cars crashed into it. mitt romney is back on top. in the race for the gop nomination. and he is carrying the momentum from his florida win as he campaigns in minnesota and nevada. newt gingrich is fighting hard to knock down romney's lead. randall pinkston reports for wjz, from the white house. >> reporter: mitt romney took the stage in minnesota and made light of a protestor who showered him with glitter. >> i'm happy for the celebration. this is confetti. we just won florida! >> reporter: the florida massachusetts governor had one hiccup after his big victory. having to explain an interview, where he said he wasn't concerned about the very poor. >> of course i'm concerned about all americans. the poor, wealthy, middle class. but the focus of my effort would be on middle-income
families. >> reporter: romney left florida with momentum, and lots of cash. newt gingrich finished 14 points behind but said he's not backing down. >> there is a chance to nominate a conservative who knows what he is doing, who has done it before, and who has the courage and determination to get it done. >> reporter: gingrich is way behind in fundraising and in organizing volunteers and staffers on the ground. >> reporter: the former house speaker is fighting hard to convince voters it's a two-man race for the republican nomination. romney's strategy is the opposite, calling it a four- candidate contest, with congressman ron paul and rick santorum still in the mix. a super pack celebrating santorum is ready to launch a new tv ad in missouri, aimed at saying he is the best conservative challenge to president obama. ron paul has a strong gain in
nevada. he skipped florida to focus on building support in caucus states. at the white house, randall pinkston, wjz eyewitness news. >> the candidates' next debate is set for february 22nd in arizona. between now and then, they'll compete in primary caucuses in nevada and missouri. >> the business world is buzzing as facebook files to go public. the move starts within the next month or so. with 800 million active users worldwide. advertising is the reason investors can't wait to get a piece. socialal networking company. facebook is expected to be valued at $75 to $100 billion. making it worth more than icons like walt disney and gm. accusing tanning salons of lying. the investigation shows the salons downplay the risks of indoor tanning. and they promote benefits that do not exist. 90% of the salons told
customers indoor tanning poses no health dangers. and near 80% claimed falsely, it would even improve health. studies show tanning beds greatly increase the risk of cancer. bold new claims about the risk of sugar. one expert says it's just as bad as alcohol and tobacco and should be regulated in the same way. terrell brown reports in wjz's healthwatch. >> we all know too many sweets pack on the pounds. but they're often too hard to resist. >> i love sugar. >> a commentary in the latest issue of nature says sugar is responsible for high rates of diabetes, and cancer. >> because of the way sugar is metabolized in the liver, the liver will turn sugar into fat, causing insulin resistance and all of the disease of metabolic syndrome. >> the authors say it's time to
put restrictions on sugar. similar to alcohol. >> what if we had an age limit, to purchase soda, for instance. carding kids. i think it's a great idea. >> reporter: expert says the average american consumes 300 to 500 extra calories in sugar added to foods and some is in foods you may not expect. like bread. >> reporter: i think there are small steps that we can take. >> reporter: but people like pat dixon disagree. >> you don't have a car accident because you had too many popsicles. you don't wake up with the wrong people because you had too much chocolate dessert. the government should stay out of the sugar business. >> reporter: the study shows -- knows it will take time. but they say tackling sugar is the only way to tackle the problem. >> experts say worldwide consumption of sugar has tripled during the past 50
years. researchers blame it in large part on the addition of high- fructose corn syrup. and it is tasty and cheaper to produce. 1 million products. pfizer says the pills ma -- may not have enough contraceptives to prevent pregnancy. it was with the lo-ovral. it appears it was on the packaging line. and the problem has been corrected. time now for a quick look at the baltimore sun. energy company, exelon has chosen a location for their headquarters, once the merger with constellation energy is finalized. find out about the weight loss being pioneered in the baltimore centers. and find out where the top local high school athletes committed to playing college sports. remember to look for the updated forecast in wjz, the first warning weather team.
your child's art work could soon be displayed amongst the pieces at the walters museum. monique griego has more on the google doodle contest. >> the home page banner is famous for morphing. millions see it every day. and now, maryland kids will have the chance to have their art take over that prime piece of real estate. >> having your doodle appear on google's home page. >> it's huge. >> reporter: matt fry from the walters art museum says this year, the team is teaming up with google for its doodle for google contest. >> kids kthrough 12, to submit their version, their design of google's home page. >> this is all about time travel. >> imagine if they could go back in time, where would they visit? >> and there's plenty here at the walters art museum.
>> you can see this is pitch00 years -- 5500 years of human creativity. >> reporter: these past entries show just how creative kids can get. the national winner receives a $30,000 scholarship. and of course, their doodle will be on google. >> i think kids will be really surprised and happy to have their doodle showcased on a national level. >> reporter: among these other pieces, the walters will also display the 10 best in maryland at an upcoming exhibition. >> even showed the kids in maryland to have their doodles displayed here at the walters, will be a huge, huge fun project. >> reporter: monique griego, wjz eyewitness news. >> the finalists will be chosen by a celebrity panel, including katie perry and jordan sparks. one generous boss. why he gave employees $15 million in bonuses. i'm alex demetrick. coming up, what scientists say about our warm winter. that story as eyewitness news
a warm day in february might be a rare gift. but for scientists, it's one day of weather patterns. alex demetrick reports, why it's feeling like the winter that wasn't. daffodils, already blooming in baltimore. people walking, unbundled in february. >> it's amazing weather. >> it's beautiful. feels like spring time out here. >> i do like it. yeah. i don't like the cold weather. >> so far this winter, there's only been one day with any real snow. and it wasn't much. here's why. >> this year, we're in a la ninnia stage. which means there is not enough moisture over the continental u.s. >> reporter: gayle's specialty is snow. at nasa, all the variables that make up weather become computer data to make it better work. one of those is off the north
atlantic, which affects the jet stream. this year, it's not pushing south. and with a la nina in place. >> and that, combined with the fact that the jet stream is staying far north. we're just not getting that mixture of liquid water in the clouds and the cold that is causing the snow. >> reporter: it was just the opposite two years ago in february. when wet elninio conditions that a cold jet stream pushing into the deep south. >> guess what happens. it snows. >> while a lack of snow makes for an easier winter here, it can make for a harsher winter. >> they rely on the snow pack to provide them water through the summer. >> reporter: and while a warm, sunny day is welcome. >> i could get used to this. >> jet streams that stay up and eventually come down. alex demetrick, wjz eyewitness news. >> to better understand winter patterns, nasa is launching a satellite that will track snow from formation to the moment we shovel it. >> snow. what snow?
>> it is so far from our minds on this gorgeous wednesday evening. right now, it's still mild and extremely warm for this time of year. that is just gorgeous. meteorologist bernadette woods and bob turk have a look at what we can expect tomorrow and over the next few days. although bernadette, we don't want to let go of this day. it's been so spectacular. >> it has been spectacular. but you have to remember, there are snow cover out there. and a lot of e-mails coming in. there's a good package out there that alex has put together. for tomorrow, no snow in this forecast. maybe a little rain tonight into tomorrow. still mild. starting out the day at 42 degrees. that's our average high for this time of year. 54 is where we're topping out. still the chance for a couple of showers. but by tomorrow night, we start to cool out. then we cool down a little bit. but that's it. here's the rest of the five-day with bob. we are going to cool down somewhat. still 54 tomorrow. maybe a little morning rain. then it clears out. nice day. a little cooler, 50, on friday. down to 42 on both nights.
57, 44, 49. we will begin to cool down as we go into the weekend. maybe a little rain or drizzle sunday or sunday afternoon. still possible, but not 100% sure. mary? >> in today's energy saver, comes just in time for cooking dinner. don't peek when you're cooking. every time you open the oven door, the oven temperature is lowered by 25 to 75 degrees. so use a timer if the oven door does not have a window. for more information, go to wjz.com, scroll down the right- hand side of that page and click on our special section. at least 73 people are dead, and close to 1,000 hurt in riots, following a soccer match in egypt. flans flooded the -- fans flooded the field. now, people from -- threw stones, bottles. most were trampled to death. the championship game was suspended indefinitely. congress receives a dire
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